Youth volleyball teams begin play at Mancos tournament
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Speedy Spikers team members pose after taking fifth place at a tournament in Colorado last weekend. Pictured are (back row, from left) Alexis Carroll, Chloe Book and Lexi Butterfield, (middle row) Kaci McKinney, Grace Johnston and Neelie Relph, and (front row) Ombra Gruszkiewicz. Courtesy photo
Speedy Spikers team members pose after taking fifth place at a tournament in Colorado last weekend. Pictured are (back row, from left) Alexis Carroll, Chloe Book and Lexi Butterfield, (middle row) Kaci McKinney, Grace Johnston and Neelie Relph, and (front row) Ombra Gruszkiewicz. Courtesy photo
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The 2014 youth spring volleyball season is under way, and several teams from the Moab City Recreation league have already competed in tournaments.

Last week, the younger third- through sixth-grade team traveled to Mancos, Colo., for a tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1. The ‘PsychoSpikers’ took third place overall out of 32 teams.

The PsychoSpikers team members are Jordyn Reidhead, Jessica Jones, Jaci Shumway, Taylor Bryant, Paige Shumway and Lainey Bohannon, according to volleyball coach Deb Hren.

The Speedy Spoilers, which include team members Chloe Book, Alexis Carroll, Kaci McKinney, Ombra Gruskiewicz, Lexi Butterfield, Neelie Relph and Grace Johnston, took fifth place in their ‘B’ division tournament.

In the ‘D’ division, Moab’s team took fourth place. That team includes Annie Kopell, Brianna Benally, Jenna Bertuzzi, Marek Relph, Ali Jones and Rhiannon Hren.

The younger teams are scheduled to travel to Dove Creek, Colo., to play in a tournament next Saturday, Feb. 8.

There is still time for players to sign up for league play, Hren said. Enrollment can be done online at www.moabcity.org.

She said the seventh- and eighth-graders have already started to practice but will not have their first tournament until Feb. 15.

Volunteer coaches are also needed, Hren said. For more information, or to volunteer for a team, contact Hren at 435-260-1785.

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